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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

3/4. Peter White meets leading British fashion designer Betty Jackson in his series on people who have overcome their disability to become leaders in their chosen fields. Jackson had her leg amputated at the age of six. She talks about the life she has led and the roles disabled
People can expect to play in the fashion industry. Producer Cheryl Gabriel Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter White
Designer: Betty Jackson
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Islam, Mullahs and the Media

3/5. Changing Perceptions. Writer Kenan Malik considers how the perceptions of Muslims have changed over the years. What has been the effect of events such as 9/11 and their coverage by the media?
Producers Peregrine Andrews and Arlen Harris


Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Arlen Harris

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin. Awake, Awake to Love and Work (Sheltered Dale). Matthew 20, vv6-16. The God of Love (Thalben-Ball, arr Seivewright). There's a Work for Jesus (Swanwick). With The Alumni Choir.


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Book of the Week:When Skateboards Will Be Free

4/5. Said's mother leaves the Party to write magazine stories, which are all rejected, and she tries to commit suicide. By Said Sayrafiezadeh. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Quest

4/5. Woman'sHourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Crossing Continents

7/9. Bihar. David Goldblatt reports from
Patwatoli, a small Indian town in the state of Bihar, where more than 50 students in the last ten years have gained entry to India's scientific equivalent of Oxbridge.
Producer Tim Manse ! Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Tim Manse

: When Harry Met Sally at 20

Film critic Sarah Churchwell celebrates the 20th anniversary of romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, the film that famously asked whether a man and a woman could be just friends. She looks at the scenes in which Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal spar and flirt, and asks if things have changed in gender politics in the past two decades.


Presenter: Sarah Churchwell
Interviewee: Nora Ephron
Producer: Vicky Shepherd

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: Face the Facts

6/6. The Long Waitfor a Law. Imagine a series of arson attacks on the homes next door to you, or bulldozers demolishing homes their owners have been forced to sell. These are the antics of some of the unscrupulous landlords working in the mobile-home industry. John Waite investigates why the Government is only now consulting on new legislation to stop thousands of elderly people living in fear. Producer of Face the Facts Melanie Abbott
Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Melanie Abbott

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Questions, Questions

6/6. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme. Producer Kevin Dawson PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Pattern in Shrouds

August 1979: in two linked terrorist attacks, the IRA assassinated Lord Mountbatten and killed 18 British soldiers. In Christopher Lee 's compelling play, three Whitehall grandees discuss in utmost secrecy, two days later, how the tragedy is likely to resonate down the years. Other parts played by Kenneth Danager , Shay Duffin and Matthew Wolf
Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Played By: Kenneth Danager
Played By: Shay Duffin
Played By: Matthew Wolf
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
Sir Richard Coke: Ian Ogilvy
George Lothbury: Jared Harris
Henry: Alfred Molina

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sun at 9.26pm

: Comic Fringes

3/3. Gone Phishing. A classic tale of love and betrayal set in a remote village in the Yorkshire Dales. Fans of romance, tearooms and hot beef sandwiches will not be disappointed. Written and read by Jon Richardson. For details see Tuesday


Read By: Jon Richardson.

: Cruickshank on New Zealand

4/5. The Whale Rider, the Meeting House and the Haka. Dan Cruickshank visits a traditional Maori meeting house and the village where Pikea, the legendary whale rider, was said to have come ashore. And he watches a modern take on the haka ceremonial dance. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Rptd from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper hears about the English astronomer who spotted an extraordinary solar eruption in September 1859 that created the most brilliant and extensive auroras ever witnessed on Earth and put the newly built telegraph networks out of action.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: 4 at the Fringe

1/2. Micky Flanagan presents highlights from the Edinburgh Fringe, featuring performances from Russell Kane , Fred MacAulay , Rich Hall and Ali McGregor. Producer Paul Russell


Unknown: Micky Flanagan
Unknown: Russell Kane
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Rich Hall
Unknown: Ali McGregor.
Producer: Paul Russell

: The Archers

Alan and Usha camp it up with the neighbours. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang interviews the Scottish actor and Hollywood star Alan Cumming as he begins a tour as a stand-up comic.


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Alan Cumming

: The Quest

4/5. Star Trek is blamed for Merlin losing his marbles. By Jonathan Holloway.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45a


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.

: The Report

Nadene Ghouri takes a closer look at the major news Stories. Producer Karen Kiernan


Unknown: Nadene Ghouri
Producer: Karen Kiernan

: In Business

6/9. Squeaky Clean. WD40 is one of those rare products that is instantly recognisable. In San Diego, Peter Day investigates the company's secret formula and finds out how to run an international business by using the promise of the original brand to navigate into the future.
Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Great Climate Change Hijack

in the run up to UN climate talks in Copenhagen, Richard Black investigates whether climate change is diverting attention away from other environmental issues, and asks whether time and money could be better spent tackling more immediate and manageable problems. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Richard Black
Producer: Anna Buckley

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy

4/5. Yorick is enchanted by a chambermaid and given an advanced lesson in the art of begging. By Laurence Sterne. For details see Mon


Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

2/5. Marcus Brigstocke invites magician Paul Daniels to try new experiences. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Paul Daniels

: Jon Ronson on ...

1/7. The Internet Date from Hell.
Jon Ronson meets Mary Turner Thompson , who experienced "the worst internet date ever", which lasted seven years and caused the total devastation of her life. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Mary Turner Thompson
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: News

: Book of the Week:When Skateboards Will Be Free

4/5. By Said Sayraf iezadeh. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Said Sayraf

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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